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    Posted: April 05 2013 at 17:50
Echo Us are Among Nominees Of The 12th Independent Music Awards

March 19, 2013 –

Pacific Northwest-based world and progressive group Echo Us are nominated for Best Eclectic Album, joining more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.



Echo Us is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Ben Kweller, Band Of Skulls, Bright Eyes, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Omar Sosa, Killer Mike, Paper Lions, Sarah Cheng-De Winne and The Congregation, among many other deserving artists whose recordings were released during the 12th IMA program eligibility period.

Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Pete Wentz, Shelby Lynne, G. Love, Jim Lauderdale, McCoy Tyner, Brandi Carlile, Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and others. The results will be announced in May, 2013.

In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 19, 2013 to cast their votes at The Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected program winners.

You can support Echo Us in it's nomination in the category "Eclectic" for their 2012 release Tomorrow Will Tell The Story by visiting and registering on the category page "Eclectic". Tomorrow Will Tell The Story is Echo Us' third full length album. Known for it's amalgamation of world, ambient and progressive music into a concept project spanning multiple albums, Echo Us has received press all over the world for it's latest work, now nominated for "Best Eclectic Album" at the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards.

The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at TheIndependentMusicAwards.com

Visit the Echo Us website or Facebook Page  for continuing updates on the IMAs and coming album news.

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"Tomorrow" was a very cool album.....if you're the artist.....congrats!!  Clap
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Ethan Matthew’s Echo Us, a Pacific NW-based music concept project joins a stellar cast of independent and former major label artists as Vox Pop Winner for “Best Eclectic”, for the album Tomorrow Will Tell The Story.


The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) and its parent Music Resource Group (MRG)
today announced the results of The IMAs Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined portion of the prestigious international program for independent bands and releases.

Music fans from around the world voted online for their favorite self-released and independent label artists culled from the 400 IMA Nominees announced in April. Portland based Echo Us is among the diverse group of artists named as this year’s fan favorites. Echo Us’ nomination and win in the popular vote for “Best Eclectic Album” brings their inventive brand of ambient and progressive rock further out from behind the veil of the Portland and Pacific NW music scene. Tomorrow Will Tell The Story combines emotional male and female vocals, ethereal acoustic harp and organic ambiences from an alien universe- chronicling a journey to higher consciousness. Tomorrow Will Tell The Story is the second album within Echo Us’s three-album suite started with 2009’s The Tide Decides, and the 6th release overall for Matthew’s, who got his start with progressive rock and metal group Greyhaven during his teenage years.

More than 40 percent of the "people's voice" winners named today differed from those named in June by The IMA artist and industry judging panel that included Tom Waits, Meshell Ndegeocello, Pete Wentz, Suzanne Vega, Ziggy Marley, G. Love, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour) and Colleen Fischer (Austin City Limits Live) among many other artists and talent buyers, music journalists, film & tv music supervisors and industry decision makers.

The diverse mix of established artists & rising stars named as 12th IMA Vox pop winners hail from 14 countries on 4 continents.

"The IMAs roster of Winners and Nominees are a microcosm of the global independent music scene,” said Martin Folkman, Executive Director of The Independent Music Awards.

"The program's international diversity highlights the fact that exceptional music doesn’t need a passport or major label publicity machine to win fans: just access and a level playing field. Artists earning top honors in this year’s program include self-released and fan-funded projects, as well as indie label and former major label acts. No matter what their country of origin or style of music, IMA artists are united in their pursuit of artistic excellence and originality,” Folkman said.

"The Independent Music Awards celebrate artists the world over who follow their own muse and the true music fans who support them," said Folkman. "The Vox Pop award is one of the many ways The IMAs motivates fans to discover and support an incredible roster of talent that can get lost among the noise. All IMA honorees receive marketing and sales support. Vox Pop Winners have the added satisfaction of inspiring fans to act on their behalf.”

Nominated work and bios for the Best Eclectic Category are available at: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/12th/Album/Eclectic

Echo Us Homepage: www.echous.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echous.net


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